Team Leader - Creating Futures

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Weave - TL CF Program

Reference No: Weave - TL CF Program

Weave Youth and Community Services

Applications Closing: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:00

Lead manage, support and coordinate of all aspects of the Creating Futures Justice Program in accordance with the values, vision, purpose and policies of Weave Youth and Community Services and funding guidelines.

Currently the Creating Futures Justice Program consists of:

1. Post release support for 18-30 year olds residing in the City of Sydney LGA who are transitioning from custody to the community and advocacy and diversionary support for those at court facing potential custodial sentences. Priority is given to Aboriginal people.

2. Cultural support and connection for Aboriginal young people who are under supervision orders with the Sydney Juvenile Justice office.

You will feel supported through regular supervision, access to peer review, opportunities for training and development and a friendly and experienced team around you. You will have knowledge of the criminal justice system and at least 2 years experience of managing a team and program. This role is for someone who has a desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where they can make a real difference.

Category: Care & Support Work, Management
Field: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, Advocacy, Information & Campaigns, Community
Employment basis: Part-time, Contract
Job Location: Inner City Sydney
About us

Team Leader

Fixed Term Part Time (4 days per week)

Creating Futures Justice Program


  • Work with a dynamic and well respected NGO with over 40 years experience working with the community


  • Lead a team of caseworkers providing culturally safe support for young people involved with the criminal justice system to create opportunities for better pathways


  • Play a role in reducing the over representation of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system by facilitating access to holistic, flexible, culturally safe support that empowers people to change their lives


  • Attractive wage packaging/salary sacrifice available
Position details
  • Tertiary qualifications in the Community Services Sector
Essential Selection Criteria:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly developed time management and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Team player with strong focus on developing people
  • Proficiency in budget forecasting and monitoring
  • Ability to work in a flexible and adaptable manner under stress
  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated strong experience of successfully leading, managing and supporting a team and ability to create and maintain team cohesion, staff development and productivity
  • Demonstrated experience of successfully managing programs, including planning, implementation, evaluation, reporting, accountability, compliance, budgeting and systems and processes improvement
  • Strong understanding of and experience working with the criminal justice system
  • Excellent skills in navigating complex community dynamics
  • Understanding of trauma informed, strengths based and person-centred practices
  • Understanding of issues impacting, and unique strengths of Aboriginal communities, families, young people and children, particularly in the inner Sydney areas
  • Demonstrated strong track record of cultural understanding and awareness and working in culturally safe ways
  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • Common sense and an excellent sense of humour
  • Current NSW Working With Children Check
  • NSW Class C drivers licence
  • Willingness to use own vehicle for work purposes from time to time (mileage available)
Desirable Selection Criteria:

● Knowledge of community and service networks in the Sydney area

Other Information:

Classification for this position is SCHCADS Award Level 6 Paypoint 1-3 depending on qualifications and experience. Hourly rate range: $45.23- $47.21 per hour depending on qualifications and experience plus superannuation and leave loading and significant salary packaging benefits.  

Position Description: Download position description
How to apply

**Applications including a current Resume and a document specifically responding to and outlining how you meet each of the Selection Criteria (List of criteria included in the Job Description Document), should be emailed to

**Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. Please phone Mardi Diles on 02 9318 0539 if you need further information.

Job Description is available on the Weave website:

Date posted: 03 April 2019

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